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Trojan Marinex(TM) BWT System Secures IMO Type Approval Utilizing U.S. Testing Standards

March 10, 2014

LONDON, ON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Trojan Technologies today announced
that the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has obtained International Maritime Organization
(IMO) Type Approval from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on behalf of the
Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

“We are the largest UV company in the world, and are committed to
providing pioneering water treatment technologies that meet the highest
standards and help protect and preserve our environment,” says Marvin
DeVries, president, Trojan Technologies. “The IMO Type Approved Trojan Marinex product suite is a reflection of
our forward-looking commitment to our customers. We performed our
certification process, in every way possible, to the rigorous standards
required by the United States Coast Guard, supporting our goal of
achieving U.S. Type Approval this year. Testing was successfully
completed in the most challenging conditions. This dispels the myth
that UV cannot be used in the poorest of water qualities and gives
vessel owners the confidence and reassurance they deserve, knowing that
their operations will be unencumbered.”

Rather than focusing on being among the first to get IMO Type Approval
and testing to minimum standards, focus was instead put on the
continual refinement of the BWT treatment technology and a robust
testing protocol.

Five differentiating facts about the Trojan Marinex BWT system IMO Type
Approval:

      1. Testing was conducted under the supervision of DNV, who is now
         certified as an Independent Lab (IL) by the United States Coast
         Guard (USCG), in accordance with United States Environmental
         Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Technology Verification
         (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol. The ETV protocol is a key testing
         requirement for systems to obtain USCG Type Approval.

      2. Land-based testing was completed at the DHI Maritime Technology
         Evaluation Facility in Hundested, Denmark and shipboard testing
         was completed on board the Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) - both
         are now part of DNV's network of subcontractors approved by the
         USCG for testing BWT systems.

      3. Tested and approved to the lowest UV transmittance value (poor
         water quality) in the industry under full flow conditions, meeting
         the requirements of IMO Circular BWM.2/Circ.43c (Guidance for
         Administrations on the Procedure for Evaluating an Application for
         Type Approval of a Ballast Water Management System).

      4. Land-based testing was conducted up to 1250 m3/h to verify the
         efficacy of the system at higher flow rates, meeting the
         requirements of IMO circular BWM.2/Circ.33 (Guidance on the
         Scaling of Ballast Water Management Systems). To date, this is the
         largest flow land-based test of a BWT system.

      5. Tested and approved in all three salinity ranges - brackish, fresh
         and marine.

In addition to the rigorous certification and testing methodologies
employed, the Trojan Marinex BWT system is differentiated in that
custom-designed filtration and UV is integrated into in a single,
compact unit. TrojanUV Solo Lamp(TM) Technology was utilized to ensure the
lowest installed power draw of other systems in the market. This
extremely low power draw means that larger vessels, such as bulkers and
tankers, can effectively choose a UV-based solution.

About Trojan Technologies

Trojan Technologies (www.trojantechnologies.com), a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), offers products under
the brands Aquafine, OpenCEL, Salsnes Filter, Trojan Marinex, TrojanUV,
US Peroxide and VIQUA. Applications and markets served include
municipal wastewater, drinking water, environmental contaminant
treatment; ballast water treatment; residential water treatment;
ultrapurification of water used in food and beverage manufacturing,
pharmaceutical processing and semiconductor applications; filtration
and solids separation.

SOURCE Trojan Technologies


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